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Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:21 am



THE CENTRAL AMERICAN AVIATION THREAD
PART LVII
"History of Toncontin International Airport. Tegucigalpa, Honduras"

IATA code: TGU
ICAO code: MHTG
Coordinates: 14°03' 39''N , 87°13'02''W
Elevation: 3294 feet
Dimension of runway: 6132x150 feet
Direction: 02/20
Operator: InterAirports

The airstrip of the former airport of the capital city of Honduras was first utilized almost 100 years ago; specifically in 1921.
It was basically an extensive field related to military and commercial aviation activities.
Charles Lindbergh and his legendary "Spirit of St. Louis" landed there; back in 1928.
In 1931, Captain Lowell Yerex founded TACA in Honduras; some buildings and hangars were also installed in Toncontin simultaneously.
The airport was expanded and more passenger facilities were inaugurated in 1934 with the landing of a DC-3 on the airline Pan Am.
During the 40s, Pan Am, TACA and the extinct Honduran airline SAHSA operated in Tegucigalpa. The airport was completely refurbished in such filter period.
The limited lenght of its sole runway has generated a lot of incidents during the jet era. However, it has been steadily serving the capital city of Honduras.







Edited on April 08, 2013.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:29 am

Fitting your photo shows AA as AA just implemented a first bag fee (US$25) for Latin routes. That is going to piss off a lot of their FFs…especially when UA and DL continue to offer first bag free.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:42 am

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Thread starter):
The limited lenght of its sole runway has generated a lot of incidents during the jet era. However, it has been steadily serving the capital city of Honduras.

Is it going to remain like that until the Honduran Government widens the road to Comayagua Palmerola Sotocano XPL and builds an international airport terminal over-there?
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:05 am

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 1):
Fitting your photo shows AA as AA just implemented a first bag fee (US$25) for Latin routes. That is going to piss off a lot of their FFs…especially when UA and DL continue to offer first bag free.

You are fooling yourself if you think UA and DL aren't going to follow. It's really sad AA is leading the way here, but the others are right behind.

And to be clear, it is for Central American routes. South American routes get two bags free (used to be one except for Brazil, which was always two).
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:20 am

Quoting Mah4546 (Reply 3):
You are fooling yourself if you think UA and DL aren't going to follow. It's really sad AA is leading the way here, but the others are right behind.

Quit defending AA…..DL and UA have taking their hits leading the way (FF changes etc), so its AA turn.

IF UA and DL hold out for any length of time, the damage may have been done by then. Judging by the line at the UA CTO here today…..and the bellyaching about AA's bag fees going on in that line…..AA may lose some market share permanently.

And I say that as a 100K mile annual flyer on AA, UA and DL.

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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:34 pm

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 1):

Has anybody on this board ever landed at TGU?
I've watched a lot of videos featuring an outward turning when the jetplane landed at TGU.
As far as I know, the crew of the AA 757 is specially trained to make this hard approximation.




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The Palmerola airport as a back-up for TGU was seriously taken into consideration due to the accident on May 30, 2008.
Some issues were posted against this idea: lack of proper ways of communication from downtown, shortage of facilities for passengers and so forth.

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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:40 pm

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 5):
Has anybody on this board ever landed at TGU?
I've watched a lot of videos featuring an outward turning when the jetplane landed at TGU.
As far as I know, the crew of the AA 757 is specially trained to make this hard approximation.

I have landed once aT TGU on TA and vowed never again on any carrier.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:18 pm

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 5):
Has anybody on this board ever landed at TGU?

The only time I had to travel to Tegucigalpa I choose to go by bus. I should have taken the direct bus from Managua and not the well known salvadorean King Quality with transfer in Choluteca.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:22 pm

I also only have traveled to Tegucigalpa by bus on my way to San Pedro Sula; back in 2004.
If my brain even works correctly, a traffic light stopped the cars in Tegucigalpa when a jet airplane landed by runway 02.

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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:53 pm

About 30 years ago, you could catch cockpit rides between SAL and TGU. I was fortunate to fly into TGU on SAHSA's Electras, B737s and the famous Dash-7. Miss those days  
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:41 am

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 5):
Has anybody on this board ever landed at TGU?

At least once a year! It's the city of my birth.

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 8):
If my brain even works correctly, a traffic light stopped the cars in Tegucigalpa when a jet airplane landed by runway 02.

Yes indeed, there was once a traffic light (like a railroad crossing light). The light has been gone a long time. The road was rerouted further to the south.

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 5):
I've watched a lot of videos featuring an outward turning when the jetplane landed at TGU.

I need to upload onto You Tube the videos I've taken landing at TGU.

Quoting fascm170 (Reply 9):
I was fortunate to fly into TGU on SAHSA's Electras, B737s and the famous Dash-7. Miss those days

You and me both! I miss the mighty Electra and those Sahsa Convairs. The only time I was going to fly on the Dash-7 the plane went mechanical and we were put on the 737 (HR-SHA).
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:43 am

As per today's Prensa, CM will install Split Scimitar Winglets on their 737, actually there is a photo of on CM aircraft already installed so it seems as they already started...

http://www.prensa.com/impreso/economia/ahorro-alturas/306413
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:50 pm

Quoting copa330200 (Reply 11):
As per today's Prensa, CM will install Split Scimitar Winglets on their 737, actually there is a photo of on CM aircraft already installed so it seems as they already started...

By the end of the year 40 B737-800's will be retrofitted with the Scimitars. Yes, one is already flying and was in SJO a couple of days ago.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:17 pm

Last week, the first pax charter (Sunwing from Canada) flight arrived in the newly opened Rio Hato airport (RIH) in Panama. RIH is located within a 10-15min drive to all major beach resorts on the Pacific coast. The new airport is expected to boost demand for Panama's Pacific resorts as it dramatically shortens the ground transportation time for tourists that before used to land at PTY, more than 100km away and reachable only through a heavily transited highway.

RIH is one of four major airport infrastructure projects initiated by the Panamanian Govt. The others being:
1) PTY South Terminal (under construction)
2) Colon ONX refurbishing (completed)
3) David DAV terminal revamp (completed)

https://www.thevisitorpanama.com/201...ato-welcomes-first-charter-flight/

President Martinelli receiving the plane
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkY6DZ8CEAAQny4.jpg:large

Water cannon salute
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:55 pm

Quoting luisde8cd (Reply 13):
Last week, the first pax charter (Sunwing from Canada) flight arrived in the newly opened Rio Hato airport (RIH) in Panama.

So RIH is Rio Hato IATA code?
The guy with the white hair knocking at the door looks like Panama's ruler.
Other TV networks showed him shaking hands with the passengers at the terminal but that photo from his own TVnetwork shows Panama's ruler did more than welcoming passengers in the airport that day.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:22 pm

Quoting 2travel2know2 (Reply 14):
So RIH is Rio Hato IATA code?

Correct, I got that info from Rafael Barcenas, Director of Panama's Civil Aviation Authority.

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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:51 pm

What would it be the future of the Balboa airport, taking into account the new development at RIH ?
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:14 pm

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 16):
What would it be the future of the Balboa airport, taking into account the new development at RIH ?

Is in the hands of Tocumen S.A. the government company running PTY, ONX, DAV and RIH.
The area developer isn't that keen such a huge chuck of land is still out of their control.
If there's another bridge over the canal linking the city and that area, then maybe, PAC Albrook could re-locate to BLB.
No doubt, the owners of Albrook Mall have their eyes on the area where PAC is now.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:22 am

I am hearing rumors of B6 in final negotiations to open JFK SAL. Anyone else hear anything.

To me it would seem logical and with their VFR experience in SDQ etc they should know how to make it work.

One problem... The sal diaspora in in Lax not NYC.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:34 am

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 4):
Remember summer is the time of year that all the C. americans go shopping in the US.

Where are they going to go then? Connect in Houston or Atlanta to get to Miami? Because they aren't going to settle for Houston's shopping (The Galleria especially - what a joke! But that's the best Houston can offer) just because they have bag fees.

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 4):
Quit defending AA…..DL and UA have taking their hits leading the way (FF changes etc), so its AA turn.

Are you serious here? Why are you so obsessed with the notion that I am defending AA. I clearly called out AA on what they are doing. Please actually read what I write. I don't support what AA is doing, but just like as all airlines devalue, they do it because they know it won't hurt the bottom line.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:49 pm

AV GUA-BOG goes from 4x to 6x weekly from July 17th.
The 318 is the plane utilized in such route.

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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:45 pm

Great news. I new this would happen soon.

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 20):
AV GUA-BOG goes from 4x to 6x weekly from July 17th.
The 318 is the plane utilized in such route.

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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:37 pm

Any info on this bird?
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Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:46 pm

Here
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:18 am

Speaking of info on a new bird, look what's cropped up on the internet!
A new bird in the paint shop for 9N!
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:49 am

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 24):

Speaking of info on a new bird, look what's cropped up on the internet!
A new bird in the paint shop for 9N

Saab 340A? from TAG?
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:09 am

nope not a Saab. Looks like a Beech of some sort to me based on the tail.
Due to international route growth, They have been flying one of TAGs emb110 as some interim lift, but have been looking for a more permananent and faster acft solution. Looks like they found it.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:11 pm

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 24):
Speaking of info on a new bird, look what's cropped up on the internet!
A new bird in the paint shop for 9N!

It is a King Air, what routes will they use it?
Pictures taken from Tropic facebook page.

https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/q71/s720x720/10175029_10152360610069592_5093809645421972953_n.jpg

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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:43 pm

Quoting juanchito (Reply 27):
It is a King Air, what routes will they use it?

BZE CUN, BZE MID, BZE RTB and I would assume they have plans to add some other routes in due course.
At the very least it should cut the current 208 BZE CUN flight time in half and be able to get above the summer thunderstorms.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:12 pm

Here it is

https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/q77/s720x720/10001301_539749252808937_3270514744278132872_n.jpg

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 26):
They have been flying one of TAGs emb110 as some interim lift, but have been looking for a more permananent and faster acft solution
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:42 pm

Here she is guys…confirmed as doing BZE-CUN/RTB to start. Is 9N the first to operate the King Air in a commercial pax operation?

A
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:32 am

Since December 2013, the low-cost airline Viva Colombia is holding the traffic rights to operate Panama City.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Sat May 03, 2014 7:13 pm

US Flt CLT BZE has been appearing recently as a AA 319. US station staff in BZE are also now being managed by AA station manager. merger moving along it would aeem
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Sun May 04, 2014 1:06 am

Didn't know that US operated BZE
What equipment did they used before the AA319

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US Flt CLT BZE has been appearing recently as a AA 319. US station staff in BZE are also now being managed by AA station manager. merger moving along it would aeem
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Sun May 04, 2014 1:17 am

Quoting juanchito (Reply 33):

Didn't know that US operated BZE
What equipment did they used before the AA319

Yes, they are approaching 20 years of continuous service. Service varies from 319s to 321/757, and goes between 1X and 4X weekly.

I suspect we will see AA take it up to daily pretty quickly.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Tue May 06, 2014 9:26 pm

Today in one of his first TV appearances as Panama newly elected president, Juan Carlos Varela openly asked for PTY Tocumen Airport Inc. general manager resignation.
Mr Pino's term as PTY general manager was supposed to come to an end 2017.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed May 07, 2014 8:28 pm

Did anyone else notice Dl quietly removed its first bag free policy for Central America this week, aligning themselves with AA. Guess UA will be next.

DL would have been wise to at least leave it off through the summer…they were getting lots of switchovers from AA.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed May 07, 2014 8:34 pm

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 36):
Did anyone else notice Dl quietly removed its first bag free policy for Central America this week, aligning themselves with AA.

Nope, didn't notice... they should have at least notified travel agents   
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Wed May 07, 2014 8:38 pm

Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 37):
Nope, didn't notice... they should have at least notified travel agents

In BZE, before the change…..AA literally had people walking out their CTO and going over the the DL CTO because of bag fees.

Guess the exodus will now end.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu May 08, 2014 11:30 am

as per today's Prensa in Panama, airline services was approved between Panama and Singapure authorities which conceptualy opens the opportunity for SIN - PTY comercial flights, link bellow:

http://www.prensa.com/impreso/econom...-singapur-llegarian-tocumen/321591

Based on this we can assume something is on the work most likely via Europe to avoid US visa issues  
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu May 08, 2014 3:59 pm

Quoting copa330200 (Reply 39):
as per today's Prensa in Panama, airline services was approved between Panama and Singapure authorities which conceptualy opens the opportunity for SIN - PTY comercial flights,

Problem is that PTY-SIN traffic is minimal, numbers for PTY-HKG/CAN/PVG/NRT/ICN are far bigger.
SQ flying to PTY via Europe may not be as easy as it seems as PTY-Europe is saturated and will be more after LH is likely to start later this year.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu May 08, 2014 4:03 pm

Panama will reach the levels of being able to sustain Asian service. However the market is still a bit premature. The economy is booming and the country is growing but it is not there quite yet. The fact that they are establishing all these agreements with countries is a good thing because when the day comes in which the market is there to support keep a healthy amount of service, there will be no boundaries.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Thu May 08, 2014 11:14 pm

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 36):
Guess UA will be next.

... aaaaaaaand done (well, almost): I just received a notice that UA will start charging $25 for the first bag on flights to/from Costa Rica and Mexico (except for GDL, BJX, MEX, and MTY).
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Fri May 09, 2014 12:20 am

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 36):
Guess UA will be next.

UA has been charging for a while now. I flew with them in January and they were very happy to charge $25. I told the agent that I had used my Chase UA card to make the booking so I wouldn't be charged, but she said that only applied in the US.
nice and spacious airports in need of new airlines and flights... GUA or FRS anyone?... anyone at all?
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Fri May 09, 2014 11:04 am

CM will reduce 40% capacity to Venezuela due to lack of payments from the goverment. details in spanish as follows:

http://www.prensa.com/impreso/economia/copa-se-aleja-venezuela/322176

based on the article, venezuela owns $488 millions to CM   
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Fri May 09, 2014 5:59 pm

Quoting copa330200 (Reply 44):
CM will reduce 40% capacity to Venezuela due to lack of payments from the goverment.

Knowing CM, a 40% capacity reduction may mean all Venezuela routes will be operated by E190 in order to keep flying daily, what really draws its high-yielding traffic.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Fri May 09, 2014 9:00 pm

Quoting 2travel2know2 (Reply 45):
Knowing CM, a 40% capacity reduction may mean all Venezuela routes will be operated by E190 in order to keep flying daily, what really draws its high-yielding traffic.

And with that I have the perfect place for them to fly their free 737s……..BZE    
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Sun May 11, 2014 9:56 pm

Quoting copa330200 (Reply 39):
airline services was approved between Panama and Singapore authorities which conceptualy opens the opportunity for SIN - PTY comercial flights

The SIN-PTY sector means more than 10 000 nm, resulting in a layover in both ways.
As far as I know, SYD-DFW is the largest non-stop commercial flight nowadays: 7454 nm following purely a straight line.



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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Sun May 11, 2014 11:40 pm

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 47):

How many crews would be on board?
nice and spacious airports in need of new airlines and flights... GUA or FRS anyone?... anyone at all?
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 57

Mon May 12, 2014 1:24 am

Quoting aer (Reply 48):
How many crews would be on board?

No airplane is capable of doing it nonstop.
Maybe Singapore Airlines could go SIN-BCN-PTY-BCN-SIN like they have SIN-BCN-GRU-BCN-SIN

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Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos